February 17, 2015 Minutes

February 17, 2015

Present: Chair Dana Sansom, Treasurer Nancy Fogg, Secretary J.C. Allard, Library Director Beverly Pietlicki.

Meeting Convened: The Chair called the meeting to order at 7: 06 p.m.

Acceptance of Minutes: Minutes of the January 20, 2015 regular meeting were reviewed and accepted as presented.

Old Business: Nancy Fogg gave an update on the on-going situation with the bank. Aligning the tax identification number with the other town agencies has had second order effects and created confusion with library banking business. Through persistence by Nancy and the Library Director and the bank the situation now seems resolved.

The Chair provided an update on minor unfinished business with the new lighting systems. The electrical contractor needs to return and resolve. Should not be a major issue. As this is the Chair’s last meeting as a board member, The Secretary will take the issue and call the electrician to complete the needed work.

The Secretary provided a brief update on the activities of the Friends of the Library. Next meeting is February 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

Director’s & Treasurer’s Reports: Both the Director’s Report and the Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted as presented.

New Business: Motion made and seconded (Jim/Nancy) to accept any and all monetary donations to may come to the library during the month. Motion carried.

Three library staff members have agreed to participate in the New Hampshire state sponsored library Para-professional certification program. Motion made and seconded (Nancy/Jim) to pay a $20 registration fee for each participant for a total of $60. Motion carried.

Discussed needed background checks for one staff member and one library volunteer. The Director will discuss with the Town Administration to determine if the town or the library will pay the required fees.

Miscellaneous: Nancy briefed the board on the findings of her research into the possibility of securing the services of a part-time bookkeeper. After discussion the board resolved to consider the issue and discuss further at future meetings.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn moved and seconded (Dana/Nancy). Motion carried. Adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Policy Subcommittee Meeting: Nothing to report.

Next Monthly Meeting: March 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Submitted Respectfully by JC Allard, Secretary